White Willow is traditionally used in herbal medicine for the relief of mild headaches, feverish conditions associated with the common cold or influenza, and rheumatic and inflammatory pain.
Willow bark is used for pain caused by inflammation, muscle and joint aches, and systemic connective tissue disorders characterized by inflammatory changes. It also serves to treat rheumatic ailments, gout, and inflammatory joint disease.
St. Francis Herb Farm's White Willow tincture is certified organic.
Available sizes: 50ml, 100ml, 250ml and larger sizes for Health Professionals.
Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder and others knew willow bark could ease aches and pains and reduce fevers. It has long been used in Europe and China for the treatment of these conditions. This remedy is also mentioned in texts from ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Assyria. The first "clinical trial" was reported by Reverend Edward Stone, a vicar from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, England, in 1763 with a successful treatment of malarial fever with the willow bark. The bark is often macerated in ethanol to produce a tincture. The active extract of the bark, called salicin, after the Latin name Salix, was isolated to its crystalline form in 1828 by Henri Leroux, a French pharmacist, and Raffaele Piria, an Italian chemist, who then succeeded in separating out the acid in its pure state. Salicylic acid, like aspirin, is a chemical derivative of salicin.
Medicinal Ingredients (per 1 ml):
White Willow (Salix alba, bark) 250 mg Quantity Crude Equivalent (1:4)
Certified Organic Alcohol
Certified Organic vegetable glycerine
Adults: Take 1 ml (30 drops) 3-4 times daily in a little water on an empty stomach.
Cautions and Warnings:
Consult a health care practitioner if you experience adverse gastrointestinal effects or if symptoms worsen or persist.
Do not use: if you are taking blood thinners or herbs or medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or other salicylates; if you are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or other salicylates; if you are pregnant or breastfeedingKeep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal is broken. Store at room temperature.